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Cisco 6900 Series Multiplexers

Field Notice: *Expired* FN - 12845 - Cisco 6920 RateMux Software Release 1.96 is Deferred


Revised December 8, 2006

July 19, 2000

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Products Affected

Product

Comments

Cisco 6920 RATEMUX

6920 RateMux

Problem Description

The 1.96 software release for the Cisco 6920 RateMux is deferred due to a number of software bugs.

Problem Symptoms

There are various symptoms depending on the software defect you may encounter.

Background

Release 1.96 was the first software release for the Cisco 6920 RateMux.

Workaround/Solution

Cisco recommends that all customers running 1.96 software upgrade to 2.1.

DDTS

DDTS

Description

CSCdr08158

DMX audio (programs with audio- only streams) may experience some audio breakup or missing audio.

CSCdr02168

The feature to rename Output Streams does not work properly.

CSCdr02171

Only two audio PIDs per program can be played at this time.

CSCdp97260

During configuration changes, not all internal resources (SPIDs) are released. Over time, this causes the system to run out of those resources. The system has to be reset to resolve this problem.

CSCdr02611

PSI task hangs when encountering system errors such as failure to allocate memory, or failure to disable an Input PID.

CSCdr08480

Descriptors are not being parsed correctly.

CSCdr28341

Output PSI only generates PMTs and ignores tables of other types.

CSCdr45575

Multiple PMT messages in the same PID are not supported.

CSCdr48450

When IRT has no RF source, the Cisco 6920 does not display collected PSI data.

CSCdr48481

Output configurations not being saved when unit is reset.

CSCdr50331

Incorrect bandwidth assignment for Psi data.

CSCdr06521

PMT parameters set but not used.

CSCdr09992

Memory corruption when doing APPLY in EditMaps.

CSCdr20450

The time between two PCR stamps will sometimes exceed 40 msec., while the standard specifies no more than 40 msec.

CSCdr29100

The DSP resets when any of the video PIDs is scrambled, but the associated audio PID is not.

CSCdr30639

DVB-reserved PIDs are used with automatic PID remapping.

CSCdr30654

The default PSI rate is too low. The default value has been changed to 500 msec.

CSCdr32555

If an attempt is made to upload an erased configuration file to the host PC, the uploaded file grows until the disk space is exhausted.

CSCdr34331

TS buffer overflow with multiple audio/teletxt PassThru PIDs.

CSCdr50016

6920 RateMux Power PC Card Hangs

CSCdr50205

When the PAT table is longer than 183 bytes, the PUSI bit in the output transport packet is incorrectly set when there is no beginning of section on the packet.

CSCdr60270

Using the set top box, when selecting 7 video programs and 45 DMX audio channels, audio channels cannot be heard.

CSCdr62215

Invalid descriptors were observed in the PMTs of the outgoing PSI data when Private Table Collection was enabled.

CSCdr59284

Audio associated with video drops after a period of operation.

CSCdr65804

Memory leak occurs when repeatedly loading EditMaps and Program Select.

CSCdr64930

Athena fee PID 1660 causes blackouts on output.

CSCdr68450

When the system is configured for heavy rate reduction, all video channels will occasionally go black.

CSCdr70551

If the DHEI input is momentarily removed and replaced, the RateMux will start producing video with buffer underflows.

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